Recent happenings and upcoming events

Wild Prose Reading Series, Victoria, 24 May, 2023

May 24, 2023

Come join me for a reading with Gregor Craigie, Frances Peck and Eliza Robertson for a night of “earth-shattering prose”. I’m going to read from a novel in progress, which I’m excited to share for the first time. The event also opens with an open mic, so everyone is welcome to share a bit of […]

Incite: Hot Reads for Chilly Nights, February 6

February 1, 2019

The Vancouver Writers Fest and Vancouver Public Library are teaming up to produce some excellent Incite events this winter, including one featuring Eric Dupont (author of the Giller-nominated Songs for the Cold of Heart), Ian Williams (Griffin Poetry Prize finalist and author of Reproduction), and myself. There will be readings and a discussion to follow. […]

Rogers Writer’s Trust Award finalist

October 10, 2018

The shortlist for the 2018 Rogers Writer’s Trust award was announced on 26 September, with Land Mammals and Sea Creatures (somehow!) taking one of the five spots. Other finalists include Esi Edugyan, Rawi Hage, Kathy Page and Craig Davidson. I was camping in the Redwood National Forest in California with Brendan and Sulu, surrounded by […]

Jen Neale is the author of the novel Land Mammals and Sea Creatures (ECW Press, 2018), which was a finalist for the Rogers Writer’s Trust Fiction Prize. Her short fiction has been published in magazines across Canada and the United States. In 2012, she was the winner of the Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers for her short story “The Elk-Headed Man”.

While attending the MFA program at the University of British Columbia, she was an Executive Editor at PRISM international. As a writer and editor for Oxford University Press (China), she produces educational material for the Hong Kong market.

Jen lives in Vancouver, BC, with her partner and her dog. She occasionally rides a bicycle, goes bowling and does stained glass.

Photo credit:  Jackie Dives


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